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Windows 7: Sleep Mode Locked?


17 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Sleep Mode Locked?

When I try to enter into sleep mode I get what appears to be the logon screen with my user picture in the middle of the screen, my user name below and the word "Locked" below my name. In the bottom right corner is an logoff(?) icon.

It stops there and never enters sleep mode.


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17 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

In command prompt, type powercfg -a and press Enter. what is the return?
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17 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
In command prompt, type powercfg -a and press Enter. what is the return?
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mykyl>powercfg -a
The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S1 S3 ) Hiber
nate Hybrid Sleep
The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.

C:\Users\Mykyl>
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17 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

what process are you using to sleep the machine?

Start>[Shutdown]>Sleep ?
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17 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

few things to try.

1) use the sleep command.
Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep

I think hibernate needs to be off for this to work, I could be wrong

disable hibernate
powercfg -hibernate
off

what I have seen in the past is that one of you devices are keeping it awake. Usually, NIC, Video Card, USB Mouse/Keyboard.
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17 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
what process are you using to sleep the machine?

Start>[Shutdown]>Sleep ?
My keyboard (MS Internet PS/2) has a sleep button which I have used, as well as the procedure stated above by you.
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17 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
few things to try.

1) use the sleep command.
Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep

I think hibernate needs to be off for this to work, I could be wrong

disable hibernate
powercfg -hibernate
off

what I have seen in the past is that one of you devices are keeping it awake. Usually, NIC, Video Card, USB Mouse/Keyboard.
Interesting! The above sleep command worked. When I woke up the 'puter it restarted at the logon screen requesting my password. That's normal, but the word 'locked' is still under my name. I can't recall that being there in the past, but I'm only weeks into Win 7.
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17 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

go into control panel
power options
change current plan settings
change advance power settings
required a password on wakeup YES/NO

thats where you change it if you don't want a password at wakeup
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17 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Ahhh

Your PS2 keyboard is not sending the sleep command it seems, it is sending the lock command.
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17 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

try the sleep command from the start menu, if it works it is the keyboard. I am not sure how (if at all possible) to change this. PS2 KBs are old and I think they may be hard coded with he command for each button, thus it may not be customizable.
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